Border Patrol shoots Russian national
Man suspected of illegally crossing into Arizona
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) A U.S. Border Patrol agent has shot and injured a Russian national suspected of crossing the border illegally into Arizona.
Agents say they tried to take the man into custody Thursday just east of Lukeville. That's about 300-miles southeast of Yuma.
They say the man resisted arrest, a fight followed, and an agent ultimately opened fire.
The Russian was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital. No information is available on his condition. The agent involved was not seriously hurt.